Olivia Raff is a Lancaster County native and started Irish Dancing with Hooley in January of 2013 at the age of 8. She has been Irish Dancing ever since and has achieved great success. Starting at 8, she had a lot of catching up to do to one up her competitors but that was no trouble for Olivia. She qualified for her first World Championships as a 10 year old and has attended the World Championships for 5 consecutive years. She is a current open champion at Hooley and is also a great mentor and teacher to our younger generation of dancers. Olivia loves spending time outside of dance traveling and hanging out with friends and family. Olivia also loves training alongside her sister, Natalie Raff, as well as coaching her and cheering her on whenever she can. Irish dance has given her multiple opportunities to travel the world including Scotland, Ireland and Canada. She’s also been given the opportunity to travel our country too!
Current senior at Conestoga Valley High school
CPR and AED certified with the American Heart Association
Passed 11 of her 12 grade exams and will be taking the last exam in January.
Qualified for the world championships 6 times and attended 5
Currently 7th in the region, 9th in the U.S, 15th in North America, and a world recaller
Selected to be in a performance group dancing at the opening ceremony of the 50th Anniversary World Championships (unfortunately, due to COVID-19 cancellations and protocols, this group of dancers were unable to showcase their skills)
The 2021 Southern Belt Champion
Olivia hopes to attending Millersville University to pursue a degree in Education. She plans on becoming TCRG certified.